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PAK WONG WINS $3,000 AT LIGBT MAJOR

Posted On: November 28, 2016

Farmingdale, NY:  Pak Wong, a 50 year-old postal worker from New York City won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Thanksgiving Major at Farmingdale Lanes. Pak won his first LIGBT title with a 25 pin victory over Michael Cahill, Mastic Beach, NY 236-211. While Michael earned $1,500, third place went to Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY with a 206 worth $750. The final spot in the shootout went to Tom Pagliaro, Westbury, NY with a 192 worth $500.   

The Thanksgiving Major shootout was a good one as the handicaps were close and 3 out of the 4 players were looking for their first LIGBT title. Pak got off to a quick start by striking in his first 4 out of 5 frames. Joe and Michael stayed within 10 pins but when they both opened in the 9th frame Pak knew he had won his first LIGBT title. The race for second place wasn’t decided until the final shot as Joe needed a strike but left a 7 count giving Michael second place. 

The LIGBT Thanksgiving Major drew a great crowd of 262 entries plus 33 desperado entries. A total of 51 bowlers cashed in a prize fund that paid $14,500. WTBA’s “Montreal” pattern was used and scoring was moderate with cuts ranging from 727 to 740. High series of the tournament was shot by Karl Nystrom, East Meadow, NY with an 836 in the Sunday noon squad. Justin Kampf shot a perfect 300 game in the second round of the finals.

LIGBT’s next tournament is its annual “Holiday” event at AMF Plainview on Sunday, December 4th (noon-2pm-4pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,500, $750, $500 and $300. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $100. Entry fees are $75 & $65. For complete results of the Thanksgiving Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Torch Bowling, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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JOE LABARGO WINS LIGBT AMF WANTAGH TITLE

Posted On: November 21, 2016

Pictured above: GM Lou DeMartino and Champion Joe LaBargo


Wantagh, NY:  Joe LaBargo, a 26 year old right hander from Bayside, NY won his second LIGBT title at AMF Wantagh. Joe defeated James Dickerson, Norwalk, CT 241-216 to win the $1,200 top prize. While James won $600 for second, Justin Kampf, Levittown, NY finished third with a 215 worth $400. Rounding out the top 4 was Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY with a 190 worth $300.

The final shootout was an even match right from the start. All four bowlers were LIGBT title holders and their handicaps were within 9 pins of each other. Joe, by avoiding any open frames, stayed close and when he doubled in the 5th & 6th frames he opened a lead that was never relinquished. James had a strong finish but a stone 8 pin in the 10th frame ruined his chance at a comeback victory.

The AMF Wantagh tournament drew a nice crowd of 106 entries, advanced 20 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,700. The tournament pattern was “Boardwalk” (35 feet) resulting in moderate cut scores: 720 at 1pm and 727 at 3pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Ron Hatchett, New York, NY with an 815  in the second squad. The wildcard winner was Rob Foerster, E. Meadow NY with a 1428. The women bonus winner was Nancy Villavicencio, Whitestone NY with a 699.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual Thanksgiving Major. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000-1st, $1,500-2nd, $750-3rd, & $500-4th. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and cashes for a minimum of $100. Entry fee is $75 per squad. For complete results of the AMF Wantagh tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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JUSTIN KAMPF WINS HIS SECOND LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: November 14, 2016

Astoria, NY:  Justin Kampf, a 20 year old ball driller and student from Levittown, NY, won the LIGBT house shot tournament at Astoria Bowl on Sunday. Justin defeated Dennis McMillan, Jamaica, NY 255-249 to win the $1,200 top prize and his second LIGBT trophy. While Dennis earned $600 for second, Joe Martinez, Brooklyn, NY earned $400 for finishing third with a 227. Rounding out the top 4 was Rob Foerster, E. Meadow, NY with a 219 worth $300.

The final shootout was well bowled and tense throughout the entire match. It became a two man race by the 8th frame between Dennis and Justin. Dennis had a 10 pin lead in the 7th frame but Justin evened the match with a double in the 8th & 9th frames. It all came down to the 10th with Justin needing a strike to win the match. Justin’s ball went high leaving the 3-6-10 but miraculously the pins all fell giving him a lucky but well deserved victory.  

The Astoria Bowl house shot event drew 128 entries, advanced 22 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,360. The tournament produced cut scores of: 750 at 1pm and 767 at 3:30pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Dennis McMillan with an 840 (including a 299 game) in the second squad. There was one perfect game and it was shot by George Williams, Brierwood, NY in his first game of the second squad. The wildcard winner was Lenny Nguyen, Flushing, NY with a 1499 six game block.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event on Sunday; November 20th at AMF Wantagh. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,200-1st, $600-2nd, $400-3rd, & $300-4th. One in 6 will cash for a minimum of $100. Entry fees are $70 & $60. For complete results of the Astoria Bowl tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Realty Direct, Freedom Mortgage, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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